Location: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
September 19, 2005
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities, explaining that Pennsylvania universities are bound to follow the strictures of the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions, notably to respect the expressive rights of students and faculty members, to protect religious liberty on campus, and to protect freedom of conscience on campus.» Read More
Red Light Policies
Communicate respectfully and civilly and promote a diverse, tolerant, and open environment
* do not display offensive materials, child pornography, or sexually oriented web pages or graphics
* do not use words to embarrass, intimidate, threaten, harass, or create a hostile, offensive environment
Users are expected to use good judgment and exercise civility at all times when utilizing IT resources, and respect the large, diverse community utilizing theses resources in a shared manner. … Prohibited uses of IT resources … Use of IT resources to transmit abusive, threatening, or harassing material or other communications prohibited by law.
All posters and flyers must be registered with your residence director or his/her designee before they can be posted on a designated bulletin board/wall. Signs that incite violence or contain obscenities, defamatory speech, threats or promote the use and/or abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs will not be registered.
Sexual harassment consists of the following: … Such conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to have the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment that substantially interferes with work or educational performance, or negatively affects an individual’s employment or educational opportunities. … Sexual harassment complaints will be reviewed from a standard of a “reasonable person” of the same sex of the complainant.
The university may require security services at any extracurricular event at the expense of the sponsor.
As a member of the academic community and of the larger society, a student retains the rights, protections, guarantees, and responsibilities which are held by all citizens. The University conduct system does not eclipse, in intention or application, the constitutional rights and guarantees of students.
Demonstrations may be held anywhere outdoors on the campus, so long as they do not disrupt the normal operation of the university or infringe on the rights of other members of the university community.
Harassment – Repeated, severe or pervasive actions directed towards specific individual(s) with the intent or effect to harass
or alarm including actual, attempted or threatened physical contact or acts that serve no legitimate purpose.